Friday Links

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”
― Coco Chanel

Better late than never, kittens. A slammed week ended with my first ever proper British holiday work party, the stuff of stereotypes and pop culture memes. It ended up being a lot of fun and quite festive. The company I’m working with is chock full of interesting and driven people with amazing stories–such as a managing director who nearly joined the Household Cavalry regiment at one point, and had to participate in a hazing event where he and other recruits were hunted…on horseback! Or a project manager who, as it turns out, is also an Olympian silver medalist for Australia. I have to be careful not to feel quite dinky in comparison!

This weekend it’s freelance reports, Christmas shopping, and general meandering with Jeff, trying to take in as much of the city during the holidays as we can. Let me know what you’re getting up to, and share anything else worth reading in the comments.

Interesting. Apparently I’m pretty resilient, though I could improve in some ways that I find useful to think about.

This is not a drill! Opinions, please?

Read fiction.

Er, thanks for clearing that up, legal system?

I see your Christmas jumpers and I raise you these!

Incredibly relevant to my current interests and obligations.

Learn about something new every day, darlings.

More things to read. My US library card recently expired leaving me in a terrible conundrum! I usually have about five books going at once and quite suddenly I shot down to zero on my kindle, and I still don’t have a London library card–due to the ongoing and deeply annoying problem of trying to get a bank account, and thus bills, information, and credit in my own name to open a library account. I cannot imagine how women lived without a legal identity, and in the not too distant past. I simply can’t.

Someday I shall open a business called…Bantam and Frost.

Minor warning for pearl clutchers, but this is a really fascinating article about what historically could be put on tiny photos.

4 thoughts on “Friday Links”

  1. Loved the tiny photos link!

    The email advice is also really smart…

    I like the resilience post but it has the whiff of 20-something certainty to it. Maybe he’ll sound a bit different in a decade? 🙂

  2. That Stanhopes article was the most interesting thing I’ve read in a while. Thrift store treasure hunting just got even more exciting!

    Also, I owe you an email. Hope all is well!

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